Why does Monday always come around again so fast?
This weekend I seem to have caught autumn cleaning fever. I've organising and tidying the house ready for the season ahead.
Does anyone else feel the urge to clean this time of year or is it just me?
Lying in bed listening to the rain fall outside my window. I'll be sharing photos from the second half of our California trip this week, this is one of my favourites - we spent the majority of this walk terrified a bear was going to jump out at us any second! Hope Monday is kind to you 🏍 #sethstyletravel
Bush Chinquapin (Chrysolepis sempervirens) in Sequoia National Park. Beneath the spiny exterior are edible nuts related to chestnut! Anyone ever try one? (I left these alone, as they were in a national park.)
Steph Davis(@HighSteph) flies off cliffs nearly every day. For her, the sense of freedom that this life gives her is more important than the thrill of any one particular jump. Focusing on the bigger picture allows her to assess risk, manage fear, and walk away from a jump when it doesn't feel right. She used to surpress fear, but now she left it in. She's learned to embrace it and use it to help her decision-making. Welcoming fear has given her freedom, and that is what she's chasing. What "GOAT" (Greatest Of All Time) moments are you chasing? @Backcountry #ChaseYourGoat#GoatWorthy#AndShesDopeToo
You know the feeling. New location, arrive at camp and your jaw hits the ground. It looked beautiful along the windy road in, but cars can only take you so far--the feelings felt from inside one can only be so powerful. It takes stepping out, breathing the fresh air, and feeling the landscape with no barriers to let it sink in. From here on, it was nothing but us and the elements--cold, wind, exposure, and absolute surreal beauty. Not much time goes by without thinking of this wild wonderland I used to call my backyard.
The Dome in Western Grand Canyon towers over the esplanade. Invisible from the river, and removed from pretty much every rim viewpoint, it isn't often photographed. But if you have ever wandered the esplanade out west, it is one of the most striking features in the canyon. My friend @richrudow conceived of this shot and invited me on a 4 day backpack circumnavigation. Milky way conditions were great for so late in the year, but we battled some heinous winds and very limited water. In other words, just another Grand Canyon trek...
Here's to 365 days of adventuring, climbing, hiking, biking, camping, kissing, scheming, dreaming, and laughing with you. No idea where the next 365 will take us, but I know with you it'll always be wildly wanderful 😼
Proud Dog Mom Moment: Maya has been having some fear based aggression issues when interacting with new dogs for the first two to five minutes when she meets one. Due to this her interaction with many other dogs has been minimal lately. We've been working hard on just ignoring other dogs and not nipping at them. I brought her camping this weekend with five other dogs,some she knew and some she didn't. She was able to run off leash and play with the other pups for two different hikes we did! I'm overjoyed with how great she was this weekend. Many more moments like this to come💜💜
When I'm in the process of creating, I can feel very alone, even left out, because I'm creating in a space of solitude. But in these times, I need to remind myself that I'm creating in my solitude now, so that I can enjoy my time with others to its fullest later; and reap the rewards of the seeds I planted and tended to. Like a flower, starting out as a seed can feel lonely. Being in the earth, cradled by it, yet separate from the other seeds. And then once your stem starts growing out of the earth you see you're not alone - there are other stems right next to you. You can even reach out and touch them as you grow. And once you bloom - wow. You will then connect with bees, with humans, with all sorts of creatures you couldn't even imagine! It's all coming. Be patient little seed. Know what's coming and why you're doing this. Keep your vision strong 🌸💕